Pillsbury leads the pack integrating AI and Predictive Coding to eDiscovery

Why have law firms and lawyers been so keen to integrate machine learning into their practice?

We asked OpenText™ Axcelerate™ customer, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (Pillsbury), an Am Law 100 law firm advising and counseling the world’s largest companies across their litigation portfolios. It comes down to the significant time and resources saved from reducing eyes-on review to only the most relevant documents.

With more than 700 lawyers located in offices around the world, Pillsbury maintains a prominent standing as a trusted legal advisor in a rapidly evolving market. Part of that evolution requires staying on top of the best eDiscovery tools available. Using Predictive Coding and advanced analytics like that found in Axcelerate allows Pillsbury, and other law firms, to deliver a better service to their clients.

This adopter-status towards artificial intelligence (AI) seems like an unlikely home in the legal field— a field that is notoriously risk-adverse and often slower to adopt new technologies. But, for innovative law firms like Pillsbury, who leverage AI for the heavy lifting, it enables their highly skilled attorneys to focus on the key documents that will shape legal strategy. Read more about this in OpenText Director of Discovery Product Marketing, Hal Marcus’ post: “Why Lawyers are Adopting AI Faster Than You.”

“OpenText Axcelerate allows you to get to the facts that matter in the case much more quickly. In doing so, you are able to form the narrative and merit of your case earlier, which gives you strategic and settlement advantages.”

David Stanton, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Aided by OpenText Professional Services, Pillsbury has also designed metrics and implemented workflows that focus on delivering efficiencies across the business. They can demonstrate how this technology is a unique advantage to their clients’ cases, summed up by David Stanton, who says, “Our lawyers recognize that having OpenText Axcelerate in-house makes us a more viable candidate for the next case.”

An active customer since the Recommind® acquisition, Pillsbury has joined the OpenText reference community as an OpenText Elite member. Representatives from the firm regularly help shape the evolution of Axcelerate by participating in OpenText events, webinars, and Product Advisory Councils. Their video success story, shot on-site at the Pillsbury Nashville office, shows us how cloud-based technology is to be embraced and not feared.

Read the Pillsbury success story on our Customer Stories page.

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